Amtrak is a national train operation with many stops in the US and also in Canada. Many students, faculty, and staff will take the train to Chicago instead of driving or flying. The train station is on Depot Street (see directions below) about a mile away from the Michigan Union on Central Campus and about 2 miles from North Campus. Trains operate 24 hours a day and many cabs wait for passengers in case a ride is needed. Amtrak recommends that you call their toll free number (800 872–7245) for route and price information.
From the station to the Michigan Union
When you exit the Amtrak Station, you are on Depot Street. Turn left on Depot (it will turn into Fuller Road) and go about two blocks. Take a right on North State Street. Go about one mile. The Michigan Union is on your right.
From the station to Pierpont Commons
When you exit the Amtrak Station, you are on Depot Street. Turn left on Depot (it will turn into Fuller Road) and go until the street ends at the stop light. Take a left at the stop light (you will still be on Fuller Road). At the third stoplight, take a left on Bonisteel Boulevard. Go to the stop sign. Take a left on Murfin Road. The Pierpont Commons (and visitor parking) is on your right.